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No Regrets

August 23, 2013

When my mom died, as traumatic an event as it was experiencing her sudden death, I had no regrets. 

I must admit that I feel pretty happy, and fortunate, that I can say that.

Mom and I spoke almost every day, or, at a minimum, at least twice a week.  Sundays was always a good time for us to catch up on each others comings and goings.  We were very connected, except when I was a teenager of course!

Organ Donor

August 9, 2013

Have you ever thought about donating your body, eyes, or tissue when you die?  Or other parts of you?

Most likely, you are probably feeling a bit squeemish about this topic.  I get it.  But it is a topic that deserves our attention and something that is so very important to consider and then act on.

So many factors are involved in considering whether or not you want to donate your body.

Blended Families and Blurred Lines

August 2, 2013

Millions of the "Boomer" generation are most likely to have step-children; many more so than in any other generation.  

When your adult widowed or divorced parent remarries, it is (hopefully) a delightful celebration. 

Most "children" are happy that Mom or Dad are no longer alone.  They are happy that their parent has someone to share the rest of their life with.  

Storage Wars

July 19, 2013

Have you asked your parents (or anyone) to keep and store your personal items?

This list might include your furniture, your trophies, your collections of school projects, your personal letters and/or diaries, your yearbooks, and your paperback books and magazine collections.

Don't forget about your photo albums, your scrap books, your halloween costumes and your old bikes, riding toys and camping gear!

Funeral Flowers

July 12, 2013

People agree that your wedding should be beautiful.

We celebrate weddings with fragrant, colorful flowers that are cheerful and abundant. 

Why shouldn't your funeral or memorial service be the same? 

Flowers represent so many emotions and mark many different occassions:  Celebrations, birthdays, joy, grief, love, sickness, forgiveness, remorse, and empathy.  Loved ones pay their respect often with flowers as an expression of sympathy.

Downsizing

July 7, 2013

Why do we spend our lives adding tangible personal property to the already large mountain of "stuff" and complexities in our lives, when ultimately we will reach a tipping point when we end up having to toss, discard, donate and downsize our objects and our lives in the end?

Paper or Cloud?

June 28, 2013

Unless you live under a rock, you most likely have read the front page news about a 29 year old computer technician named Edward Snowden, a whistleblower of epic proportions. 

The hot topic? Cybersecurity, leaks, and intelligence secrets.  People watching people; people getting your data; people listening in on your conversations- whether you like it or not.

Father's Day

June 21, 2013

Why does Father's Day feel different than Mother's Day?

Is it because Fathers have different roles in our society than Mothers?

Is it because we pause on this day in June to reflect upon our relationship with our Father vs. our relationship with our Mother? 

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